Tylosaurus

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Tylosaurus
Rango fósil: Cretáceo Superior
Espécime de T. pembinensis, alcumado "Bruce".
Espécime de T. pembinensis, alcumado "Bruce".
Clasificación científica
Reino: Animalia
Filo: Chordata
Clase: Sauropsida
Orde: Squamata
Suborde: Scleroglossa
Infraorde: Anguimorpha
Familia: Mosasauridae
Subfamilia: Tylosaurinae
Xénero: ''Tylosaurus''
Marsh, 1872
Especies
Sinonimia
  • Rhamphosaurus
  • Rhinosaurus

Tylosaurus (do grego τυλος/tylos "protuberancia" + grego σαυρος/sauros "lagarto") era un mosasauro do Cretáceo serodio, un gran lagarto mariño depredador estreitamente relacionado cos varanos modernos e coas serpes.

Notas[editar | editar a fonte]

  1. Paulina Jiménez-Huidobro; Michael W. Caldwell; Ilaria Paparella; Timon S. Bullard (2018). "A new species of tylosaurine mosasaur from the upper Campanian Bearpaw Formation of Saskatchewan, Canada". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. Online edition. doi:10.1080/14772019.2018.1471744.

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Bibliografía[editar | editar a fonte]

  • Bell GL. Jr. 1997. Part IV: Mosasauridae - Introduction. pp. 281–292 In: Callaway J. M. and E. L Nicholls, (eds.), Ancient Marine Reptiles, Academic Press, 501 pages.
  • Everhart MJ. 2001. Revisions to the biostratigraphy of the Mosasauridae (Squamata) in the Smoky Hill Chalk Member of the Niobrara Chalk (Late Cretaceous) of Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 104 (1-2): 56-75.
  • Everhart MJ. 2005. Earliest record of the genus Tylosaurus (Squamata; Mosasauridae) from the Fort Hays Limestone (Lower Coniacian) of western Kansas. Transactions 108 (3/4): 149-155.
  • Everhart MJ. 2005. Oceans of Kansas - A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea. Indiana University Press, 322 pp.
  • Kiernan CR. 2002. Stratigraphic distribution and habitat segregation of mosasaurs in the Upper Cretaceous of western and central Alabama, with an historical review of Alabama mosasaur discoveries. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22 (1): 91-103.
  • Russell DA. 1967. Systematics and morphology of American mosasaurs (Reptilia, Sauria). Yale Univ. Bull. 23: 241 pp.
  • Novas FE, Fernández M, Gasparini ZB, Lirio JM, Nuñez HJ, Puerta P. 2002. Lakumasaurus antarcticus, n. gen. et sp., a new mosasaur (Reptilia, Squamata) from the Upper Cretaceous of Antarctica. Ameghiniana 39 (2): 245-249.